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TOMMY NELSON PUPPY PALS Sweepstakes — Official Rules
This promotion (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. (“HCCP”), PO Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000.
The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
To enter, you must have an Instagram account and follow @TommyNelsonBooks. During the Entry Period, you must post your original “Puppy Pals” photo on Instagram (in accordance with the Submission Requirements below) and include the following hashtags: #PuppyPals and #TommyNelsonSweepstakesEntry to complete your entry(“Entry”). By posting your photo on Instagram with the required hashtags, you will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes. Multiple entries are automatically disqualified; only the first entry will be considered. If you delete your post before the end of the Entry Period, you will be disqualified without notice. By entering, you are disclosing your information to HCCP and not to Instagram. Any Entry that is posted without the requisite hashtags and/or does not comply with the Submission Requirements below will not be considered and will be disqualified without notice.
The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States eighteen (18) years of age and older as of MARCH 27, 2015 excluding employees and immediate family members of HCCP, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, advertising, promotional and fulfillment agents, attorneys, and other representatives and the persons with whom each of the above are domiciled. Offer void outside the United States and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
Each entrant in the Sweepstakes must be the rightful holder of the Instagram account used at entry. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the holder of the email account, the holder will be deemed to be the person who owns the email address according to the records of the email service provider. The email account must be opened prior to the commencement of the Sweepstakes.
Prior to submitting a photo with entry, you must carefully review the instructions below and the elements provided for the creation of the “Puppy Pals” photo.
- The photo must depict your pet and its content must be consistent with the Christian mission of HCCP.
- The photo may not depict any identifiable person(s).
- All elements incorporated in the photo must be your original work.
- The photo must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, the photo must not include third party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculptures.
- The photo must not contain material which is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing.
- Any Entry that contains a photo that does not satisfy all of the above requirements will not be considered and the Entry will be disqualified without notice.
The Sweepstakes will commence on MARCH 27, 2015 9:00 a.m. (ET). The last entry will be accepted MARCH 30, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. (ET).
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
ONE (1) potential winner will be selected by a random drawing from among the eligible entries. Potential winners will be chosen by HCCP no later than APRIL 24, 2015. Potential winners will be notified by direct message through HCCP’s @TommyNelsonBooks account and instructed to email Hannah.Zehring@harpercollins.com with their email address and home address by return message. Potential winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (the “Affidavit”). If a potential winner does not respond and/or return the Affidavit, if requested, within 7 days of delivery the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen.
One (1) winner will receive the following:
One (1) hardback, jacketed copy of Henry Hodges Needs a Friend
Estimated retail value of prize: $14.99
One (1) 3-month subscription to BarkBox
Estimated retail value of prize: $72
Estimated retail value of all prizes: $86.99
The prizes will be awarded, provided there is at least ONE (1) eligible entry. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be sold or redeemed for cash. In the event that a prize is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a cash payment of equal or greater value.
All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
By participating, entrants affirm that they have read these Official Rules, agree to be bound by them and the selection of the winner, which shall be final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes and/or these Official Rules. Acceptance of prizes constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, likeness, biography, and prize won for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation, except where prohibited or restricted by law.
The entrants release, discharge, and hold harmless HCCP and Instagram, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, attorneys, representatives and agents, including advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, from any and all liability or damages arising from the administration of the Sweepstakes and the use or misuse of any prize received in this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the following: (i) late, lost, incomplete, delayed, misdirected or unintelligible entries, (ii) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes, (iii) any damage to the entrant’s computer, related equipment, data files, and software resulting from entrant’s downloading of information regarding the Sweepstakes or participation in the Sweepstakes, and (iv) any personal or other injury resulting from use and enjoyment of the prizes.
HCCP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem or other causes beyond HCCP’s control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. HCCP may prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking or employing other unfair practices or by abusing other entrants or the representatives of HCCP.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND, IN SUCH EVENT, HCCP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ITS REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEY’S FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Any dispute arising from the Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts located in the State and County of New York over them and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.
THE ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED.
For the names of the prize winners, e-mail your request to Hannah.Zehring@Harpercollins.com no earlier than March 30, 2015 but no later than September 30, 2015. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope (postage not required from Vermont residents) to Hannah Zehring, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc, PO Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000 during the time period above.